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CAP ON TOXIC UNDERWATER CREOSOTE LAKE

diver steps off boat into Eagle HarborBainbridge Island resident and EPA diver Lisa Macchio steps into water to inspect the "cap" put over creosote contaminated sediment on the bottom of Eagle Harbor.

The creosote is a legacy of the the Wycoff wood treatment facility that operated from 1903 to 1988.  It was capped in 1994 with about 3 feet of sediment dredged from the Snohomish River.

This video is a story by King-5 News (Seattle).  It follows EPA divers who periodically monitor the cap.

diver being hosed off after diveThe second photo here shows a diver who visited the contaminated site being rinsed off before exiting the water.

 

More about the EPA Dive Team.

Other videos by the EPA Region 10 (Pacific Northwest) Dive Team can be found at the EPA site and others on YouTube.

 

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